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Mourinho: 'Hugo Lloris is the best in the Premier League.'

Sun 13 December 2020 | 19:18

Tottenham seemed to set out toward another three points at Selhurst Park, yet Jeffrey Schlupp took advantage of Lloris' mistake and leveled the game in the last 10 minutes

Jose Mourinho

has portrayed

Hugo Lloris

as the best goalkeeper in the

Premier League

after Frenchman's gaffe in Spurs' 1-1 stalemate with Crystal Palace. 

Tottenham

appeared to hold the lead after Harry Kane found the net in the first half, yet Lloris neglected to manage the ball of Eberechi Eze's crossing free-kick and Jeffrey Schlupp jumped to snatch a point for the Eagles. 

The Portuguese tactician was asked during a post-match interview about their conceding goal and he stated:

“My goalkeeper is the best in the Premier League. Period. So I would never be critical of the best goalkeeper in the Premier League."

Tottenham started the end of the week at the highest point of the Premier League, and Mourinho considered it as a hard-won one point.

"We have one more point than we had,” he said. “In that way, a point is a point and we know how difficult they are to get in the Premier League. 

“We [also] lost two points. If I look to the last 10 minutes of the game, yes, if I look at the first 45 minutes, yes, but from 45 to 75 minutes we couldn't play or build from the back and we made lots of mistakes. 

“A team like them, they can create and fight in the box. If I split the game into three parts - we lost two points."

Mourinho has proposed he noticed Palace's fightback energy and felt his squad didn't accomplish his arrangement. 

“At half-time I spent a good few minutes telling them what could happen in the second half,” the Tottenham manager, who earlier disclosed Gareth Bale was out due to illness , said. “These guys, to control the game [against Palace] you need the ball. If you give them the chance to put balls in the box you put yourself in the line between victory and draw.

"There are no lessons to learn. We knew what the game could be. At half-time we predicted what could happen."


source: SportMob